Million Air Sues Westchester Over Stalled Hangar Project at HPN

HARRISON, NY – Houston-based Million Air has filed a multi-million greenback lawsuit towards Westchester County for “bad faith” delays of a brand new hangar deliberate at the Westchester County Airport.

On Thursday, the fixed-based operator with a hanger and terminal services at Westchester County Airport (HPN) filed the lawsuit in federal courtroom searching for greater than $30 million in damages. The submitting additionally asks the courtroom to approve the plans for the hangar.

Million Air officers singled out Westchester County Executive George Latimer for stalling growth plans which had been agreed in a lease signed previous to his taking office.

“The County’s actions have breached the terms of Million Air’s lease as well as the obligation of good faith and fair dealing required between parties to a contract,” Million Air’s lawyer Russell Yankwitt mentioned in a press release asserting the lawsuit. “For these reasons, Million Air has no choice but to seek the Court’s intervention to enforce its rights to build the second hangar and to be compensated for the damage caused by the County’s contractual breaches and bad faith conduct.”

Westchester County officers, nevertheless, have publicly accused the company of failing to get vital environmental approval earlier than starting building.

Million Air counters that the ft dragging by the county has not solely value the company hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, however can be inflicting relatively than stopping environmental hurt.

“It’s unfortunate that the benefits of the second hangar are not being realized,” Yankwitt added. “Not only would it create additional jobs, improve the airport, and increase County and municipal revenues, but it also would reduce the number of ‘unnecessary’ flights by eliminating ferry flights – flying empty planes to their home bases. Eliminating these ‘double’ flights reduces both noise and carbon emissions, which only helps Westchester.”

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